The name Bölzer is difficult to translate into one word in English. It can be approximated to something like “smasher” or “bulldozer”. bölzen is a Swiss German verb deriving from Bolzen (a bolt); bolzen(verb, without the umlaut) can also mean “to drive fast” in other parts of the German-speaking countries as well as being a term related to football (“to slam”). The band themselves describes the meaning as “a powerful force or blow or strike that has no regard for the consequences or the repercussions. And in that sense it’s not directed either, it’s just a chaotic strike of energy…. a force of chaos, and a force of life and death and anything.”
“Dødheimsgard” is a conjunction of three words: “Død”, which means death, “Heim” which means home, and “Gard” which means mansion (at least in this context). A natural translation of Dødheimsgard into English would be “Mansion/house of Death” or “Realm of the Dead/Death.”
YhA – Diabolical Phosphene Sorcery
IsN – Astronomical War Detonations
The band’s name comes from the Charles Baudelaire book of poetry Les Fleurs Du Mal (“The Flowers of Evil”), so essentially “Dumal” translates to “Of Evil”.
We are the Enemy. So are you.